Social Indicators Research

, Volume 116, Issue 2, pp 493–507 | Cite as

The Role of Proactive Coping Strategies, Time Perspective, Perceived Efficacy on Affect Regulation, Divergent Thinking and Family Communication in Promoting Social Well-Being in Emerging Adulthood

  • Manuela Zambianchi
  • Pio Enrico Ricci Bitti


The study analyzed the influence of time perspective, proactive coping strategies, perceived self-efficacy in affect regulation, divergent thinking and perceived quality of family communication on social well-being in a sample of 232 emerging adults. Social well-being showed positive correlations with proactive coping strategies, future-oriented time perspective, expression of positive emotions and regulation of negative emotions, divergent thinking, open communication with parents. A problematic family communication and a present-oriented time perspective were negatively correlated with social well-being. A forward Ridge step-wise regression model was conducted, evidencing four significant positive predictors of social well-being: proactive coping, perceived efficacy in affect regulation and open communication with parents; on the contrary, present oriented time perspective contributes significantly but negatively to social well-being.


Emerging adulthood Social well-being Proactive coping Affect regulation, time perspective Family communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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